Articles posted August 20, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Sea of Showers Looks Tough in Ballston Spa

Just Wonder won't have to face the Bobby-Frankel trained Heat Haze in Saturday's $200,000 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares on the Saratoga turf, but she won't avoid the Frankel juggernaut entirely.

Espinoza Draws Three-Day Suspension

Jockey Victor Espinoza has been suspended for three days due to the disqualification of his mount, Denied, in Monday's seventh race at Del Mar. The suspension covers Aug. 25, 27 and 28.

Veterans to Honor Whittingham's War Record

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Charlie Whittingham, who stood as a giant in Thoroughbred racing as a Hall of Fame trainer for decades, will be remembered as a war veteran Friday when a plaque is dedicated in his memory by the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Association.

California Mare Irish O'Brien Dead at 25

Barry and Susan Isaacs' Irish O'Brien, a multiple stakes-winning mare and a favorite of California racing fans, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 16 at the Mariposa Stables in Burbank. The California-bred daughter of D'Artagnan-Tenino Queen, by Saltville was 25 years old.

Gary Ross Tapped to Address NTRA Annual Meeting

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Gary Ross, director and screenwriter of the motion picture "Seabiscuit," will be the keynote speaker at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) annual meeting, which will be held September 21-23 in Las Vegas.

Funny Cide Among Eight Entered For Travers

A field of eight passed the entry box Wednesday morning for the $1 million Travers Stakes. How many will run is another story. The big news was Funny Cide entering after two weeks of "doubtfuls" and "highly unlikelys," from trainer Barclay Tagg.

Islington Doubles Up in Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks

Islington, last year's highweighted 3-year-old filly in England from 9 1/2 to 11 furlongs and from 11 to 14 furlongs, won the Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) for the second year in a row Wednesday afternoon at the Ebor-at-York meeting in England.

TheGreatestGame.com Promoting Thoroughbred Ownership

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Three Thoroughbred organizations--National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Keeneland Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association--have joined forces to fund and develop TheGreatestGame, a program aimed at identifying, recruiting, and retaining new owners for the horse industry.

MSNBC Thoroughbred Show Premieres Aug. 24

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MSNBC, a network better known for tracking the stock market, points its attention to the racetrack with a one-hour program called "Thoroughbred: Stable to Stardom," which premieres Sunday, Aug. 24 from 10-11 p.m. ET.

Champion Bates Motel Pensioned

Bates Motel, champion older male of 1983 and sire of 38 stakes winner, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.

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